Art in Toowoomba

Lens-Artists Challenge #249: Art in the Park (and other places)

A few bits and pieces from a recent trip to my daughters place in Toowoomba in Queensland

This face is just one of many in a group. Maybe they represent local identities

A bit of fun in the park. Maybe he could stick his head through a hole

Some of the street art is rather large

Toowoomba has a Japanese connection
“A formal sister city agreement between Toowoomba and Takatsuki was officially established on November 13, 1991. The Declaration of Friendship agrees to deepen the relationship through mutually beneficial exchanges in the educational, cultural, sporting and commercial arenas.”
There is a Japanese Botanical Garden that has featured in past posts.

And some of the street art is rather small

Many sculptures are scattered throughout the city. In one section of a park is a First Nations exhibition area. The local people have made some fabulous sculptures.

There is also more modern pieces. Toowoomba has a floral festival every year and these flower sculptures are dotted around Civic Park.

A memorial for “Puppy”, the mascot for the Toowoomba Thistle Pipe Band from 1948 to 1958

29 thoughts on “Art in Toowoomba

  1. Interesting to hear there is a connection with Takatsuki. I love when cities reach out to for connections like that. I have become a real fan of street art in the last year. They are fun to study from different perspectives aren’t they… artist, locals, visitors.

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    1. The sister cities program has been happening in Australia for many years. Cultural exchange builds bridges and communication worldwide. Street art is becoming more accepted now as a valid art form

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  2. One of my favorite things about your blog Brian is that nearly every time you’ve highlighted something I’ve never seen despite having spent weeks in Australia! I suppose we simply cannot cover it all when we travel and we definitely missed all of these. They’re wonderful examples of creative street art – it must be a lovely city!

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    1. Thanks Tina. That’s OK, I haven’t seen everything either even in the towns and cities around here. I am always finding something new 🙂


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